WILMINGTON — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli offered an update on top-line center David Krejci on Monday, saying the concussion Krejci suffered in overtime on Saturday is "moderate" on a mild-moderate-severe scale. 

 

WILMINGTON -- After taking the day off Sunday, the Bruins returned to work at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington on Monday for their first practice following Saturday's injury to David Krejci. The top-line center suffered a concussion when he hit the boards following a hit from T.J. Oshie in overtime.

 

The Bruins announced on Sunday that David Krejci is out for at least a week with a mild concussion after his head collided with the far center boards on a check by St. Louis center T.J. Oshie with 4:15 left in overtime on Saturday night at TD Garden. He was on the ice for a minute before getting to his knees and then his feet. He was helped off the ice by Zdeno Chara and Andrew Ference and then headed directly to the dressing room and did not return.

 

"Obviously, he got his bell rung there," Claude Julien said following the game. 

 

There was one word on the minds of observers throughout Saturday night thanks to four pucks clanking off posts in the B's shootout loss to the Blues. Turns out it was on the Bruins' minds too. 



Tyler Seguin scored a spectacular back-hander in the shootout but Patrice Bergeron and Michael Ryder both hit the post and Tuukka Rask allowed goals on his first two shots as the St. Louis Blues beat the Bruins, 2-1, Saturday night at TD Garden. 

 

When a team heads to the locker room trailing 3-0 with just nine shots on goal after two periods, it's hard to think that the eventual loss they'd be handed would be of the heartbreaking variety. 

That's just the way it played out on Friday in the nation's capital, as the Bruins rode a goaltending switch and quick comeback to pull even with the Capitals less than 10 minutes into the third period. 



The Bruins woke up big time in the third period in Washington and rallied to nearly steal a point or two in a game in which they were left for dead on Friday night. Ultimately, it was locally born John Carlson who did the Bruins in as the Capitals escaped the game with a 5-3 victory. 

 

Tim Thomas has done some remarkable things on the young season, but if there's one thing that he's shown, it is that his left hip is even more interesting than his goals against average.

Thomas and the hip, which he had offseason surgery on, have emphatically silenced naysayers as he, at 7-0-0 on the season, has reached perhaps the highest level of play in his career after facing the ups and downs of the last two seasons. 



Tim Thomas and Michael Ryder were both major contributors to the Bruins' win on Wednesday. (AP)The Bruins record books need some revising after Wednesday night.



Brad Marchand scored his first career goal and Tim Thomas improved to 7-0-0, the best start ever for a Bruins goaltender, as the B's defeated the Sabres, 5-2, in Buffalo on Wednesday night.